1 Hospitalized in Livingston Bicycle Accident on Vinewood Avenue near Robin Avenue
LIVINGSTON, CA (September 8, 2021) – Tuesday morning, a teen sustained injuries in a bicycle crash on Vinewood Avenue near Robin Avenue.
According to Merced-area CHP, the incident happened at around 7:21 a.m. Moreover, it occurred on Vinewood Avenue, west of Robin Avenue.
Reports revealed that an eastbound Ford F-750 two-axle truck traveled at about 45 mph. Then, it clipped a 14-year-old male bicyclist traveling east on Vinewood Avenue.
Furthermore, 45-year-old truck driver Lane Johnson of Atwater pulled over after the crash and called 911. Paramedics transported the victim to Valley Children’s Hospital via helicopter with major injuries.
Moreover, officials said that Johnson claimed that the sun distracted his eyes and that he didn’t see the victim.
Meanwhile, authorities do not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.
Always be cautious of bicyclists on the road when driving. Bicyclists are more vulnerable because of their limited protection and lightweight bodies. By paying attention to your surroundings and driving within the speed limit, dangerous accidents can be prevented.
Bicycle Accidents in California
Each year, around 20-50 million motorists and bicyclists are injured or become disabled due to a crash. However, even if accidents are a common occurrence, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a crash.
Therefore, it is crucial to know how to proceed in case you find yourself injured after an accident. The most valuable step you can take in response to a bicycle accident is hiring a personal injury attorney.
“A common misconception is that personal injury lawyers don’t care. That is simply not true. Injury lawyers care about and want justice for their clients. We are driven by the desire to make our clients whole again,” says attorney Steve Baric of Sweet Lawyers.
If you or a family member sustained injuries in a bicycle crash, call the experienced attorneys at Sweet Lawyers. We have over 40 years of experience in the legal field. We know what it takes to win your case. Moreover, our attorneys and the experienced professional legal team dealt with cases such as this one, and know the physical and emotional toll they take. Furthermore, our team will fight to achieve the justice and compensation that you and your family deserve. Thus, call our offices at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation.